Two days ago was the longest day of the year, or summer solstice. On summer solstice the sun rises the earliest and sets the latest. There's more daylight than any other day of the year and that can mean only one thing: more golf!
Many golf clubs and golf groups have solstice tournaments. Most of them involve golfing all day and seeing how many holes one can play from sunrise to sunset. Lets take a look at a few.
In Denver there's a "summer solstice golf marathon" tournament which is 100 holes long. The event is a charity event which benefits Denver Kids, Inc.
The Southern Nevada chapter of the American Solar Energy Society has a Summer Solstice Golf Tournament at Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas. The tournament benefits their organization and hopes to increase awareness about renewable energy in the southern Nevada area.
Our friends at Hooked On Golf Blog just participated in a Solstice Golfathon. These crazy guys played 72 holes on Wednesday. Amazingly they played 18 holes in four states on four different golf courses in Arizona, Utah, California and Nevada.
The Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn NY has a solstice golf marathon. This one is a three round, 54 hole tournament which has many prizes and perks, like beer from the brewery! Sign me up.
It's too late to get your summer solstice golf tournament put together for this year. Alas, the days are now getting shorter. But there is still a lot of daylight currently. Get out to the course and take advantage of it, and don't forget your Frogger gear!